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Runway Playa Vista‘s Playa Beach Party was a big hit on Father’s Day! View coverage!

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. Venice Paparazzi was the official photographers at Runway Playa Vista‘s Playa Beach Party on June 18, 2017. . It was a fantastic time had by all, as scores of folks caught the wave over to  Runway Playa Vista, celebrated Father's  Day and kicked off Summer with FREE family fun! There was awesome music by the Land Sharks, a craft beer garden by Hal's Bar and Grill and Hop Daddy with root beer for the little beach bums,  a  surf simulator, hoola hoops, artisan...more

June 18th, 2017 -

An Earth friendly time had by all at the 2017 Green Venice Festival

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Venice Paparazzi  was on the scene at the 2017 Green Venice Festival!   Here is a message from Venice Neighborhood Council's Community Officer Hollie Stenson. . The Venice Neighborhood Council (www.venicenc.org) hosted an all-day community gathering dedicated to Venetians of all ages in the ongoing conversation to engage green solutions and sustainability. Formerly known as the Green Venice Expo, the venue this year was at the Oakwood Recreation Center in the heart of Venice. “This is an educational event targeting the...more

June 10th, 2017 -

The artist who painted the Venice Pride Tower, Patrick Marston, shares his Venice Pride experience!

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. Here is a message from the Venice Pride tower artist Patrick Marston Venice Beach is a city of brilliant color. My husband and I love this village; we love the beauty and the grit. We are grateful for the opportunity to see it through new eyes every day as we meet those discovering our nook in Los Angeles for the first time. We have deep gratitude for long-time neighbors. Those who have lived here have stories to...more

June 7th, 2017 -

The Venice POW/MIA Mural has been restored! View photos from the unveiling ceremony

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the unveiling of the POW/MIS Veteran's wall in Venice, California on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.  View event pics below! Here is a message from the Venice Chamber of Commerce Members of the community celebrated the unveiling of the newly restored POW/MIA Mural in Venice on Monday, May 29, 2017.  Venice Chamber President George Francisco, Venice Chamber in Action Committee Chair Kelly Layne, SPARC founder Judy Baca, and Councilmember Mike...more

May 29th, 2017 -

Great times had by all at the 4th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street!

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 4th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street on May 28th!   This culinary walking tour of Main Street's finest eateries benefitted Summer SOULstice & Heal the Bay.    About Main Street Santa Monica:  Main Street Santa Monica is an eclectic collection of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, boutiques, cafe’s, salons, gift stores & more.  Check out our VP list of things to see and do on this one mile block! Participating Restaurants included: Areal, Aussie...more

May 28th, 2017 -

Mixing, mingling, and networking happened at the 6th Annual Venice Chamber of Commerce’s Merchants of Venice Showcase

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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the 6th Annual Merchants of Venice Showcase at Venice High School on May 20, 2017.  View event pics below! Here is a message from the Venice Chamber of Commerce. On Saturday, May 20th, from 2-5:00 pm the Venice Chamber of Commerce hosted the 6th Annual Merchants of Venice Showcase. The beautiful weather created the perfect setting for this year's switch to an outdoor venue, the front lawn of Venice High School. Partnering with...more

May 20th, 2017 -

Great times had by all at Runway Playa Vista’s Playa Pulse event! View coverage by Venice Paparazzi

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Team Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at Runway Playa Vista's Playa Pulse event on May 21, 2017.  View event coverage below! _ Get Up - Get Out - Get Moving! May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month,  and as the hub of fitness for Playa Vista, this month's Runway Funday showed off all the fitness and health options available.  There were 20+ vendors, sampling and demonstrating.  And, in case you missed it, here is the play by...more

May 21st, 2017 -

Great times had by all at the Annual Fire Station 63 Pancake Breakfast. Event pics sponsored by the Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise and The Venice Whaler.

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May 13, 2017 was one Venice's most beloved annual events, the famous Fire Station 63 Pancake Breakfast and Family Fun Day!   Hot flap jacks and sausages made by our local fire fighters,  and served  by Venice Playa Sunrise Rotary Club members.  The festivities  also included a DJ, fire station tours, jumper, coloring table, and more!  This event benefits Los Angeles - Venice Beach Fire Department 63.  Thanks to Venice Playa Sunrise Rotary Club for organizing this super fun event. . Team Venice...more

May 13th, 2017 -

The 2017 Venice WAVE Awards was an exceptional event, honoring local teachers! View event photos!

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  Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the Venice Wave Awards on May 11.  View event photo highlights below! On Thursday, May 11th the 7th Annual WAVE Awards were held at The Coffee Connection.   More than 100 people came together to honor  exceptional teachers from 13  participating local schools and art institutions at a gala dinner ceremony.  Honorees were selected by their peers and hosted at the event. After an introduction by their principal, each...more

May 11th, 2017 -

2017 Award Winners Announced at the 4th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival

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Award Winners Announced at FAFF 2017Films from Iran, Finland, Iceland, Greece, UK and U.S. Win ,. (Venice, CA)  The 4th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival announced it's Official Award Winners Saturday night, May 13, 2017 at the Awards Gala at the historic Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California. Films arrived from over 25 countries, and included incredible never-before-seen profiles of both contemporary artists such as Laurie Lipton and Agnes Martin, along with obscure 17th Century artists such as Torrentius and the reknowned Rembrandt. The...more

May 13th, 2017 -